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Henry Bertie BRIGGS

Regimental number6964
Place of birthBrighton Junction, Tasmania
SchoolState School, Brighton Junction, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMachinist
AddressHobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Mr C W Briggs, Brighton Junction, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 8 May 1918
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialEbblinghem Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 37), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
65
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Thurza BRIGGS, Brighton Junction, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6962 Pte Thomas William BRIGGS, 12 Bn, returned to Australia, 25 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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